An exploration of the UK carer world

1   A University for Herefordshire - an Overview of the Hereford Journal letters            Home page here

To help readers locate their points of interest, the letter paragraphs are identified alphabetically.   

This way of doing things also enables readers to reply using the identifiers rather than saying "in the third paragraph of X's letter".

You can read the letters in full via the link shown later.

A New University for Hereford is shortened to NUH and refers to its website to be found elsewhere later.


A   There is a move afoot to add to the motley collection of  universities in this country

B    We are not producing things anymore.

C    Only a third of the young people who attend university should do so.

D    This is a 21st century holy cow  . . .  leaving them little time to rebel or question the system.

E    What we really need are more 'doers'. 

F     We are told that they scarcely have the resources to keep the public libraries or toilets open.

G     Can they please get their priorities right (re) another futile and money-squandering exercise?

JIM MCQUARRIE - 16 April 2014

H     This is a call to arms for anyone who cares about the county.

I       We are over-burdened with "academics" who leave "uni" only to become . . . unfulfilled.

J       (i)  It would be much wiser to (focus on) taking 14yrs+ kids and teaching them  . . .practical skills.

        (ii) We might have the chance to create something unique and to be proud of in this beautiful county!

ALAN F HARRISON (Prof. ret'd)  - a reply - - 30 April 2014

K        A more in-depth treatment needed based on evaluating the New University for Hereford (NUH) website.

L        There should be as many routes as possible from Further Education to Higher Education.

M       re J (i) the NUH is a separate issue which will come to fruition, like it or not

N        NUH needs people like Stephen Constance and Jim McQuarrie on its organisation team.

P        There's many difficult questions to be . . . answered . . .  when NUH speaks for itself on this HJ page. 

Additional quotations and relevant text

1    Difficult questions to be asked and answered

2    The Future of Higher Education

3    Herefordshire Local Plan Core Strategy 2011 - 2031 

4    Population growth over 30 years to be 3.8% according to NUH

5    Why a new university in Herefordshire? 

These are dealt with on page 3  here 




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